In our final excerpt from his new book on the history of solar power, Let It Shine, author John Perlin describes a key moment in the debate over big, centralized solar sites and smaller, distributed rooftop panels.
October 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
In an excerpt from his new book Let It Shine, John Perlin reveals how one of the first actions of the new Reagan administration was to dim the lights on what had been a promising start for an American solar energy program. Solar in the U.S. has yet to fully recover.
September 25, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
In an excerpt from John Perlin’s new book, Let It Shine: The 6,000 Year Story of Solar Energy, the solar guru explains how making use of the sun’s energy is anything but a new technology.
September 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Solar concentrators are a hot weapon in the renewable energy arsenal. Except sometimes they really can be a weapon.
September 3, 2013 • 12:17 PM • Share
The U.S. Southwest is ground zero in the effort to transition America to an energy portfolio of renewables. What are the first steps, and who is making them?
November 22, 2011 • 4:00 AM • Share
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